Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Apr 29, 2008
Many people find beetles and bugs somewhat creepy, but if here’s one beetle in the world that could turn you into a beetle lover - the jewel scarab.
Jewel scarabs live in the jungles of Honduras and have the shape of your regular Christmas beetle. But their colours are so
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
There is a story about a little girl who proudly wore a shiny cross on a chain around her neck. One day she was approached by a man who said to her, "Little girl, don't you know that the cross Jesus died on wasn't beautiful like the one you're wearing? It was an ugly, wooden thing." To which the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
WHOEVER GETS THE SON GETS IT ALL
The story is told about a wealthy man and his only son - both of whom loved to collect rare works of art! They had everything - from the late great Andalusian-Spanish painter, draughtsman, and sculptor, Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973) to the late great Italian
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 5, 2009
POPULAR IDEAS OF JESUS
As we consider the risk of following Jesus, we must acknowledge the same thing; we must acknowledge that Jesus is THE Christ, not some popularized version we hear about today.
In a posting just this last June, Kevin DeYoung, in his Restless and Reformed blog, describes
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 27, 2010
"If I loved him better, I would paint him better!”--Paul Gustave Doré
Paul Gustave Doré was born in Strasburg, January 10, 1833. He was well-known for illustrating many works, including a version of the Bible. (You can download the set of pen and ink drawing from Project Gutenberg.) The story is
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 21, 2003
In April 1865, the Civil War was coming to a close. Robert E Lee had surrendered to US Grant. Lee later begged the southern states to join the Union and be one nation again. Johnson finally surrendered to Sherman, leaving only one major Confederate general to surrender, which he eventually did.
Lynn Harold Hough was a Methodist pastor in the early part of the twentieth century and became the President of Northwestern University. In 1908 he became the first to write a “Pledge of Allegiance to the Christian Flag. Once when he was speaking to a conference of pastor in Los Angeles he told
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Mar 22, 2005
“Remember Me!” Luke 23:32-43 Key verse(s): 42-43:“Then he said, ‘Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.’ Jesus answered him, ‘I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise’.”
Did you ever notice that there are some problems that no matter how long you work with them
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Mar 29, 2005
“Our Jacob’s Ladder!” John 20:19-31 Key verse(s) 19:“On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you!.’”
It’s hard to keep your mind on hope when you are
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 21, 2005
Suppose two women were planting a vegetable garden. On the same day, they prepared the earth and planted their seeds. One then neglected her garden and waited for her vegetables to grow. The other woman worked in her garden regularly. She put cages around the young tomato plants, she drove in
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Aug 25, 2005
A man wanted to see Buckingham Palace. His guide took him to the gate. “Oh, I don’t mean here. I want inside.”
“I’m sorry sir,” replied the guide, “I don’t have
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 8, 2005
An old preacher was dying. He sent a message for his doctor and his lawyer, both church members, to come to his home.
When they arrived, they were ushered up to his bedroom. As they entered the room the preacher held out his hands and motioned for them to sit, one on each side of his bed. The
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
As a part of an assignment for a doctoral thesis, a college student spent a year with a group of Navajo Indians on a reservation in the Southwest.
As he did his research he lived with one family, sleeping in their hut, eating their food, working with them and generally living the life of a 20th
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Apr 24, 2001
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO DIVINITY SCHOOL each years has what is called ’BAPTIST DAY’. On this day each one is to bring a lunch to an outdoor picnic area and the school invites one of the popular lecturers to speak at the theological education center. One year DR. PAUL TILLICH came and spent 2 1/2
Contributed by Joel Pankow on May 3, 2001
Jackie Chan movie. This man is very innovative in the way that he makes fight scenes. Instead of just using normal karate chops and the like, he will use common every day items and create unbelievable fight scenes with them. In one scene, he fights off dozens of men with a common every day step
Contributed by Ronnie Miller on Jul 27, 2011
Several years ago there was a guy who I use to talk with on occasion when I worked at RJR and don't believe he was a saved man, if he was he wasn't walking the walk and for sure wasn't talking the talk.
He used foul language, had a reputation of being a big pot smoker. One morning he came in with
Contributed by Ronnie Miller on Aug 1, 2011
THE NIGHT BEFORE
Jesus saw what was coming by way of the cross...Jesus saw the beating of the Roman whip with the metal attached to the ends that would rip the skin from the victims back.
Beaten beyond recognition and could barely see to carry an old wooden cross to die on.
HOW BIG IS JESUS????????
At the end of a worship service, a little girl came up to her Pastor and asked, "How big is Jesus?" The puzzled
pastor pondered and said, "I don’t know, sweetheart. The Bible doesn’t say. He was a carpenter, so I am sure
he had big hands and strong shoulders.
I SURE WISH JESUS COULD HAVE BEEN THERE!
A church had a special concert and the worship center was packed. The congregation had one
of their greatest times of worship ever! Later that evening, a young mother from the church was putting her little boy to bed. He had enjoyed the concert so